MUSD schools host walk-to-school event
For The Madera Tribune
Madera South High School BSU Student Alayja Hall reads the book “I am Ruby Bridges” to Alpha Elementary Students.
The Madera Unified School Culture and Climate Department, in collaboration with middle and high schools Black Student Unions (BSU), held community Ruby Bridges Walk-to-School events with elementary schools on November 14.
The events aim to educate and inspire students to learn about racial equality, promote tolerance and create change through education. Bridges was the first African-American student to integrate an elementary school in Louisiana on Nov. 14, 1960.
The walks, which will involve students, parents, and community members, will begin at Alpha Elementary, Thomas Jefferson, Martin Luther King Middle School and Matilda Torres High School. They will then walk to one of their feeder partner schools. Alpha Elementary School students walked to Madera South while Thomas Jefferson Middle School students walked to Adams Elementary. MLK students walked to Rose Elementary and Torres High School students walked to Nishimoto Elementary.